Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Players Who Benefit from a Late Start to the Season

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Players Who Benefit from a Late Start to the Season
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While it remains a possibility that the NHL lockout could still wipe out the 2012-13 regular season in its entirety, this week's proposal from the NHL may help settle the collective bargaining agreement issues once and for all.

With that in mind, should a resolution be attained in the near future, the regular season will still be played, but would start almost a month behind schedule, on November 2.

To some, this may seem like a negative, as the players will have to play a full 82 games in a shorter period of time, but there are certain cases where this may actually prove to be beneficial.

Here are the five Toronto Maple Leafs players that will benefit most from the extra month off.

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